Roll Her on the Hill

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ROLL HER ON THE HILL. AKA and see "Rolling down the Hill (1)," "Galway Reel (5) (The)," “Roll Her on the Mountain.” Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Francis O'Neill printed the tune as "Roll Her on the Mountain" in his Music of Ireland (1903). Kerr also printed a version of the reel as "Galway Reel (5) (The)" in his Merry Melodies collections. The tune is related to the more famous “Rolling on the Ryegrass.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - melodeon player Jim Leslie, Rousay, recorded by Peter Kennedy at St. Ola, Orkney, in July, 1955 [Kennedy].

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 34, p. 17 (as "Rolling down the Hill"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 1, No. 2, p. 3. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 160 (as "Rolling down the Hill").

Recorded sources: - Beltona BL2313 (78 RPM), Jimmy Shand (1938). Imperial 1701 (78 RPM), Daniel Wyper (1926). Parlophone F3359, Chalmers Woods Country Dance Orchestra (1945). Topic TSCD601, Peter Wyper - "Melodeon Greats" (1994. Various artists).



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